Cherry Class (Year 1/2)

Welcome back to Cherry Class! Keep up the good work with your reading at home you have done well keeping up those good habits!

Miss Dotchin is your teacher and Mrs Milburn is your teaching assistant. Mrs Hathaway will be teaching you P.E. and Mrs Pilkington will be teaching you Music on Tuesday morning when you work together in your cohorts of Y1 and Y2

Our topic this half term is Plants. In Science we will look at plants and growing by watching seeds grow and going into the allotment. We will also look at trees and habitats in the school grounds. In Geography we will learn about farming in this country and compare this with farming methods around the world too. Our D&T topic will look at healthy eating and food and will entail designing and making a pizza.

If you want to learn about what a plant needs to grow and do some writing about it click on the link below and look for the heading ‘Plant Labels.’

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html

Literacy will include non-fiction writing based around our topic work from above and using a story from another culture. Skills work will include learning about verbs, nouns and adjectives as well as using question and exclamation marks too. Grammar will be reviewed from the Y1/2 curriculum. 

In Maths we will revisit and build upon work done on place value and then move on to furthering our addition and subtraction skills. We will also be learning about capacity, fractions, position and direction and shape.

Our R.E. topic this half term is Ascension and Pentecost. The children will develop an understanding of these significant events and begin to explore the concept of God as three in one.

Computing this half term is based around coding skills using the Purple Mash program. In PSHE the children will be learning about the theme of health and well-being and in particular how they can lead a healthy lifestyle. Year 2 will have Kidsafe lessons with Mrs Pilkington. 

In P.E. the children will be playing inclusion games.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball